This year's total is £46.29. This is the highest total since records began in 2008. Previous totals have been as follows.

2008 42.45

2009 23.33

2010 36.62

2011 42.69

2012 46.29

This year has been remarkable in the lack of remarkable events. There have been no large finds at all and the largest denomination find is £1 coins. This means that the increased amount found has not been boosted by £5 or £10 notes as in previous years.

There have been 778 coins found in total, 15 of which were pound coins confirming the previous frequency of just slightly more than 1 per month. 50p coins remain fixed at 6 per year.

Foreign coins amount to 16c Euro and 32c US.

Main coin finding areas are still stations, bus stops and outside shops. One point is that while in previous years the route to work/university etc has been varied the daily journey in 2012 is exactly comparable to the journey in 2011. So the increase is not based on other variables.

What can we conclude? If we can interpret anything about the state of the economy from money found on the ground it would appear that Glasgow has returned to its 2008 state and in fact is doing better now than ever. Also my eyesight is not any worse. One hypothesis could be that the increased number of rainy days in 2012 have lead to an increase in MFOG as generally there is more money left on rainy days than dry sunny days.